$2,500 Reward Offered for Help in Geese-Killing and Abduction Case

Four Geese Mutilated and Killed, Five More Stolen: PETA Calls On the Public to Help Solve Gruesome Case and Find the Missing Birds

For Immediate Release:
May 7, 2015

David Perle 202-483-7382

South Haven, Mich. – On Tuesday morning, a South Haven resident discovered that five of her geese were missing—and four others had been killed, including by decapitation and having their throats slit. Police have yet to make any arrests in connection with the incident, so PETA is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the safe recovery of the missing geese and the arrest and conviction of the culprit or culprits.

“Four geese have already endured agonizing deaths, and the five who have been stolen may be in grave danger,” says PETA Senior Director Martin Mersereau. “PETA is urging anyone with information about who has hurt, killed, and kidnapped these gentle birds to come forward now. Police may still be able to save the missing geese from a gruesome fate.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—offers tips for helping wildlife and reporting cruelty to animals on its website.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the South Haven police at 269-637-5151.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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